World Bank grants US$1.7 billion to fund private sector in Mozambique
O País (File photo) / Carlos Mesquita, Minister of Transport and Communications of Mozambique
In August last year, the government approved a set of measures aimed at making better use of the sea for the transport of people and goods, making cabotage a serious alternative to road transport in Mozambique. In furtherance of this aim, Minister of Transport and Communications Carlos Mesquita says that the process of selecting a partner for state owned Transmarítima is already under way, and that cabotage will begin later this year.
Minister Mesquita says BRT project is not forgotten
Mesquita also spoke about the BRT [Bus Rapid Transit] project to ease the circulation of passenger buses in Maputo, saying that it was not forgotten. The minister said, however, that the project could not be financed the same way.
Brazil was the financier of the BRT project and, on 11 October last, announced the suspension of funding for 25 projects in seven countries in America and Africa, including Mozambique.Source: O País
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